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To Use Drones or Not?

August 27, 2014
Mark Chu’s clients loved the aerial videos his company used to market properties. But the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wasn't so keen. Soon after Chu’s local newspaper reported that he was posting drone videos of listings, Chu received a threatening letter from the FAA. Federal officials warned Chu that he could face fines if his…To read more — login/sign up


Broker Drives Hard Bargain with, Zillow

July 31, 2014
Brokers love to complain about Zillow, Trulia, and, to a lesser extent, But Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, one of the nation’s largest brokers, has shown it's possible to gain the upper hand when negotiating with listing aggregators. Howard Hanna’s latest deal with is noteworthy for the concessions made by The brokerage…To read more — login/sign up


At Realtor Associations, Revenue Bounces Back, but CEO Pay Climbs More

July 2, 2014
The nation’s largest Realtor associations enjoyed a recovery in 2012, a year when revenue rose 8.7 percent to $392 million. CEOs of Realtor associations did even better. Their pay jumped 12 percent in 2012. Real Estate Broker’s Insider. looked at tax returns filed by 25 large Realtor associations and found that associations paid their top executives…To read more — login/sign up